Change management is a systematic process for leading people, projects and organizations through transition. This program will provide the theory and practice necessary to effectively lead incremental and radical change.
Students learn the various aspects of change management, and how to support people through change while, at the same time, working towards delivering the organization's planned results.
This program is perfect if you...
- Want to enhance your professional toolkit
- Want to help you and your staff navigate change, while meeting the organization's needs
- Would like to pave your way for career advancement
What will I get?
Students who complete this program will receive a Professional Certificate.
Online and In Class
Courses in this program are delivered online and in class. Courses are scheduled at convenient times, allowing you to complete the program at a pace that fits your life.
You should plan on studying and working approximately 6 hours per week per course.
Online learning fits into busy schedules by taking the learning experience out of the traditional classroom. Students have online access to instructors, fellow learners, and learning materials.
Before taking your first online course, we recommended taking our free course: Digital Skills for Learning Online
7-14 Courses, 200 Hours
All Continuing Education programs are developed with part-time learners in mind. The Certificate in Change Management is a 200-hour program.
The length of time it takes to complete this program varies by student. If you take one or two courses per term, you will likely complete the program in two years. You will complete the program faster if you take multiple courses per term.
Please note: Students may only take a maximum of 40 hours of communication course content in the optional component.
The approximate cost to complete the Certificate in Change Management is $4,223.
This includes the $105 admission fee.
You do not require a degree or diploma to apply for admission to this program. You can take individual courses to start, and apply later.
The admission fee is $105.
To apply, you must meet the following requirements:
- 18 years of age or older
- Grade 12 diploma (recommended)
- Relevant work experience (recommended)
- If English is not your first language, you must meet the English language proficiency requirements
Programs change from time to time, so we recommend that you apply for admission as early as possible. Once admitted, your requirements to complete the program will not change – even if the program changes. You can be confident that completed and eligible courses will apply to your program.Apply for Admission
Prior learning from other post-secondary institutions
Advanced standing may be granted for equivalent, graded courses completed at other post-secondary institutions. Credit may be granted up to a maximum of 60 hours towards this program.Apply for Advanced Standing
Transferring credit from other Continuing Education programs
If you have completed requirements for another University of Calgary Continuing Education program, you may be able to transfer some credits to this program. For details, please review the "Credit towards other programs" information in the programs you have completed. To transfer credits, please contact a student advisor.
If you have completed BMC 206 Management Communications: Interpersonal Skills (40 hours) or BMC 316 Business Communication for Internationally Trained Professionals (40 hours), you may apply to have it substituted for BMC 214 Communication Strategies for Leading Groups (20 hours) and BMC 242 Employee Communication (20 hours). The reverse is not applicable.
Maximum advanced standing and transferred credit
The combined total of advanced standing and transferred credits cannot exceed 100 hours for this program.
On completion of this program, you may wish to pursue studies in another.
On completion of this certificate, up to 100 hours of equivalent courses may be transferred towards certificates in Human Resource Management or Professional Management. The number of hours will vary based on certificate requirements and courses.
If you wish to pursue another program:
- Complete the Application for Admission for your next program
- Contact us to request transfer of the equivalent course credits
The transfer of course credits will not happen without your request.
Each year, scholarships and awards are given to deserving students not only for their academic achievement, but also for community involvement. Award sponsors include both corporate and private donors.
To apply, you must meet eligibility criteria and submission deadlines. Students in this program may be eligible for the following awards:
It is the student's responsibility to ensure all requirements for graduation are fulfilled.
See Graduation for details.